This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, East Orange has a similar population density. East Orange is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about East Orange, NJ, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in East Orange, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. East Orange has a population density of 16,523, with 64,904 current residents.
Out of the 64,904 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 38% of the residents are married and 62% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 43% Rain
- 27% Snow
55°F average temperature
- 56 years Median home age
- $139,390 Median home price
- -17.81% Home appreciation rate
- 28.54% Annual property tax
As for living in East Orange, the air quality is 19% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 43% rainy, and 27% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in East Orange, you should know that 23.4% of homes are owned while 63.3% of homes are rented, and 13.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $139,390, the median age of homes is 56 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.81% and the annual property tax is 28.54%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of East Orange, it’s important to determine the crime rate. East Orange’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in East Orange is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 75.91% Democratic, 23.40% Republican, and 0.69% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:11
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
73%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at East Orange, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 13.50% of residents are unemployed in East Orange (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed East Orange residents: 7.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.30% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.9% are in the customer service field, 32.2% are in the sales field, 0.04% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 72.67%, 4.92% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.72% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.54% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in East Orange, you should be aware that the average commute time is 36 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of East Orange have a few different options. 51% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 27% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.